Cannabis topicals are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to medicate using marijuana. Topicals are not absorbed into the bloodstream and provide no psychoactive effect, allowing patients to medicate while remaining sober. They provide patients with an effective option for treating localized pain or discomfort that may arise from a variety of muscle or bone related ailments. Additionally, topicals have gained popularity among athletes for their ability to treat post-workout discomfort arising from the stresses placed on muscles and joints during exercise.
How Do Cannabis Topicals Work?
Topicals are quickly absorbed into the body through cannabinoid receptors on the skin. They interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to provide physical relief and relaxation. Because effects are localized and non-psychoactive, topicals are considered to be one of the most effective uses of marijuana for local pain relief. They are fast acting, usually displaying effects within 30 minutes of application, and can last for as long as 3 hours per application.
What Medical Conditions Can Topicals Treat?
Topicals have been known to be very effective in the treatment of arthritis and general joint pain (tennis elbow, etc.). Patients have reported relief from arthritic pain in their shoulders, necks, hands, and ankles. Unsurprisingly, cannabis infused creams have been used to treat a range of skin conditions like acne, eczema, itchiness, burns, and inflammation. Additionally, patients have reported relief from a variety of other conditions such as headaches, cramping, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Topical creams are unsuited to treat deep, systemic pain. For these kinds of conditions, patients would be better off medicating with marijuana in another form.
Differences Between THC and CBD Topical Creams
Research has shown that CBD is much more effective at penetrating the skin than THC. As such, patients have reported that CBD creams are a more effective treatment option for localized pain. For joint pain and arthritis, a combination of THC and CBD has been found to be most effective.
Different creams will have different effects depending on what concentration of which cannabinoids they contain. As such, some experimentation may be necessary in order to achieve the desired pain relief.
Because topical creams do not cause any systemic side effects, they are a fantastic way for new patients to begin experimenting with marijuana products. They are considered to be a very effective option for pain relief because of the speed with which they provide relief, the localized nature of their effects, and the range of conditions that they treat. If you are considering using marijuana topicals as a method of pain relief, take a look at our store for these and similar products, such as transdermal patches.
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